there are a lot of things i want to do this summer. none of them are intense, and none of them are really even new.
i panicked on august 1st about the fact that there’s only one month left in my favorite season (though, really, i love something about every season). and then i realized on august 2nd that we have a whole month left.
plenty of time to keep spending each day in as summery a way as possible. i decided to share my goals for the month elise-style. because i love her blog pretty bad. and doing things to feel a little bit like her makes me feel rad.
(elise-style but with more words, because obviously that’s how i roll.)
i like the idea of making plans that i think will make me happy, instead of
because really, they’re the same thing. and if i don’t accomplish them, but find things that make me happier this month, it’s even more of a success. i tend to set too many deadlines for myself in my personal life (the professional life could probably do with a couple more). but it ends up stressing me out sometimes, or making me feel bad. and it’s totally unnecessary and self-inflicted. so. “plans for happiness” was born this morning.
for the rest of summer 2012, i’d like to make more sangria. the beautiful pitcher i bought has still yet to be filled. i know that’s because i usually transport my sangria to my parents’ house, and i have to hide it in the trunk or strap it into a seat belt, but it’s a pretty pitcher. and fruity grown-up drinks in the sunshine just sounds like a good plan.
after i finish a book i really love, i tend to slack afterward because nothing else lives up to it. that’s where i am now. after the hunger games, there was the uglies series. i’m still in a book daze after the night circus, which is still my favorite this year. but i have a few books waiting for me that might come close… so i have to just try.
i’ve started walking this past week, and after no activity in a while, it feels great. it puts me in a good mood, i feel like i’m taking care of myself, and it gets me outside more often. but i also miss yoga class from time-to-time. i’m not going to sign up for a commitment, but i’d like to go back a couple of times.
i also want to get myself onto the beach. the best days are the ones with EP, caramel iced coffees, and the windows down on the drive. but it’s also nice in the middle of the week, with less crowd. i went by myself once or twice before, and i’d like to do it again. i’m taking a day to meet my parents’ on their vacation in a few weeks. and i might get a trip tomorrow. so i’ll get there at least a few times.
asterisk numero five was supposed to be:
* make dinner more often.
but i closed the editing program without saving the layers, and i’m working on being less meticulous in my perfectionism… i mean, i am today. so there you have it. this one was almost “try more recipes,” but when it comes down to it, i’d much rather choose things in my kitchen and throw them together, than measure and plot… at least on weekdays. i do love measuring when i bake. but not for dinner when i’m already hungry.
so there are my thoughts on what i’d most like to do in august. no checkboxes to tick off for the month (though there will be plenty day-to-day). just ideas for how i’d most like to spend my time. :-) any good plans for the month you’d like to share?